If you snore loudly at night, did you know that it could be a sign that you have sleep apnea? When you sleep, the muscles and soft tissues in your throat and mouth may relax and shrink your airway, which could cause your uvula and palate to vibrate and snoring may occur. To help prevent this, we can offer our patients a Silent Nite® appliance.
The Silent Nite is a custom made dental device that can move your lower jaw forward to reduce your uvula and palate vibrations, which may eliminate your snoring. It can also help to prevent your tongue from potentially blocking off your airway, which might reduce snoring. The appliance may be an effective alternative to a corrective surgery, which may only have a success rate of 20 to 40 percent.
If you would like to know if a Silent Nite dental appliance could treat your sleep apnea in Morton, Illinois, we invite you to set up an appointment with Dr. Ron Ranson by calling a member of our team at 309-263-2021. At Ranson & Ranson DDS PC Family Dental, we want you to enjoy a healthy and strong smile for many more years to come.